Urals | Industry, manufacturing | Technology & innovation

Ural developers offer new pipe manufacturing technology

Optogard Nanotech, a Urals-based developer, has come up with a new laser-plasma technology to strengthen metals, a method thought to be very useful in pipe production.

Chelpipe, a regional pipe maker and leader in this national sector, may become the first buyer of the new domestic technology.

The technology is said to be best applicable to manufacturing large-sized pipes, up to 12 meters, without using vacuum, enabling workers to strengthen the surfaces of large-diameter pipes both on the inside and on the outside.

Optogard Nanotech focuses in its activity on the development, commercialization and fine-tuning of cutting-edge laser-plasma technologies for industry which are expected to boost wearproof, shockproof and chemical and corrosion resistant properties of both new and repaired mechanical engineering parts.